The Liberal Civil War: Fraternity and Fratricide on the Left

The Liberal Civil War: Fraternity and Fratricide on the Left

by Jim Tuck
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761810889

ISBN-13: 9780761810889

Pub. Date: 10/01/1998

Publisher: University Press of America

The Liberal Civil War: Fraternity and Fratricide on the Left explores the struggles and controversy of the liberal community during the early years of the Cold War. It follows the issue of collaboration with communists through the anti-Communist revivals of the McCarthy era, the Vietnam War, and the celebrated feud and lawsuit involving Lillian Hellman and Mary

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The Liberal Civil War: Fraternity and Fratricide on the Left explores the struggles and controversy of the liberal community during the early years of the Cold War. It follows the issue of collaboration with communists through the anti-Communist revivals of the McCarthy era, the Vietnam War, and the celebrated feud and lawsuit involving Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy. With insights provided by Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Leon Schull, and Gus Tyler, The Liberal Civil War details the internal strife and the external action of organized liberals such as labor unions and the Americans for Democratic Action while they struggled with communist paranoia in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761810889
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Premature anti-Stalinism1
2Seeds of Conflict21
3Watershed: The Conference and the Letter39
4May-December 1946: The Fissure Widens53
5PCA and Henry Wallace71
6Challenge and Response: The ADA Organizes87
Illustrations103
71947: ADA's Uphill Battle107
81948: ADA's Winning Battle125
9Crossover Profiles147
10Labor: Cold Warriors on the March165
11The 1948 Election183
12The Popular Front Marginalized205
l3Later Years: Revisionism and anti-Revisionism223
Notes to Chapters245
Bibliography268
Index275

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